Bicycle Mechanics - Spokes ??
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08-02-10, 08:42 AM
I used to be a pretty avid cyclist but was out of the loop for ten years or so before getting back into it last year. I currently need to get some replacement spokes, so I went to a couple of the big mail order outfits that I used to deal with and did an online search for spokes. To my surprise, I came up empty. Did I miss something?
08-02-10, 11:34 AM
ColoradoCyclist.com - drop down the "Wheels" menu then look near the bottom for "Rims, Spokes". Great prices and great service.
08-02-10, 12:16 PM
Thanks for the info. I was just a bit shocked that Performance and Bike Nashbar did not have them.
I buy mine from my local bike shop. They stock lots of sizes and styles.
08-03-10, 11:37 AM
My local guy has them. He'll measure mine and tell me what I need. Harris Cyclery has a database. You tell them what hub and rim you have and they'll tell you what length spoke you need.
08-04-10, 09:52 PM
I used to build my own wheels back in the day. I had a package of spokes with only two remaining, and I used them up recently. I just want to buy some more of the same size. I'm surpised that you just can't buy spokes easily anymore. This used to be an item that you could pretty much buy anywhere.
08-04-10, 10:48 PM
I like DT Swiss spokes and I want 295 mm length.
Substitute your preferred manufacturer and length to find anything you want.
08-05-10, 06:46 PM
Thanks for the info. The spokes I've used in the past are also from that manufacturer. It's been so long since I've done this, I don't remember how the sizing works anymore. For example, what does 15g mean?
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